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Astar & Toray to supply carbon fibre SMC materials in UK

29th Oct 2020

Astar and Toray International UK (TIUK), the UK sales representative for Toray’ carbon fibre materials, have signed an exclusive agreement for the supply of Carbon Fibre SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) materials in the UK. TIUK is a leading Spanish company specialising in the formulation and manufacturing of SMC, BMC, and CSMC thermoset compounds.

Sanitized, Ferro-Plast establish sales partnership

23rd Oct 2020

Sanitized and Ferro-Plast have entered into a sales partnership. The Sanitized antimicrobial additives for hygiene and material protection for polymers will be marketed in Italy by Ferro-Plast. The polymer industry uses antimicrobial additive in flooring, industrial coatings, artificial leather, roof membranes, pool liners, tarpaulins, and extruded...

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Finnester fuels activities at German speaking countries

29th Sep 2020

Finnester Coatings has strengthened its activities in German speaking countries, the D- A-CH region, comprising Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with Michael Effing, the CEO of AMAC. Finnester develops high-quality coatings and gelcoat for surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composite solutions in different fields of industries.

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Bostik to open new industrial adhesives plant in Japan

28th Sep 2020

Bostik, the adhesive solutions segment of Arkema, has announced the start-up of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Nara, Japan, within the Bostik-Nitta JV. Those new capacities will enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics.

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Sumitomo builds 5th facility for pp compounds in China

21st Sep 2020

Sumitomo Chemical has established a fifth production facility for polypropylene compounds in Wuxi, China. The facility will start operations at the beginning of 2021. Polypropylene compounds are high-performance materials which improve properties like impact resistance and rigidity, and are used in automobile bumpers, interiors, and home appliances.

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Braskem commences commercial PP production in Texas

11th Sep 2020

Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has successfully launched commercial production at its newest, world-class polypropylene (PP) production line located in La Porte, Texas. The new line further strengthens Braskem's position as North America's premier polypropylene producer.

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Scott Bader, SSC partner for high performance material

10th Sep 2020

Scott Bader and Structural Science Composites (SSC) have entered into a five-year partnership under which Structural Science Composites will be able to grow its business with a long-term consistent supply of high-performance material - Crestapol urethane acrylate resin - from Scott Bader. The material is used for producing composite covers and frames.

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American Elite Molding sets up company for PPE material

31st Aug 2020

American Elite Molding, America's leading manufacturer of cable ties, has established a new company to address the need for US-manufactured materials for personal protective equipment. The new company will begin production of melt blown polypropylene, the critical filter medium used in medical grade face masks and gowns, in early September 2020.

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DSM develops glass-filled PP pellet material

19th Aug 2020

Royal DSM, a science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has developed a new glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material, especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology. PP is the second most frequently used polymer...

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